Teenage Fanclub Interview – From Glasgow With Love

After their now infamous “no guitars allowed” three night residency at The Camden Underworld, the band then took the stage co-headlining with Evan Dando at the recently rained out Fleadh festival. Francis Macdonald speaks up.28/07/01 It’s been a furious couple months for Glasgow’s favourite sons, Teenage Fanclub. Having just completed their first US tour for six years, Crud spoke exclusively with The Fannies drummer, Francis MacDonald. Francis and Priya Elangasinghe discussed the bands whirlwind year, his groovy record label “SHOESHINE Continue Reading


69 Love Songs: LD Beghtol talks Magnetic Fields & Three Terrors

What do Abba, Serge Gainsborough and disastrous French pop shows have in common? Absolutely nothing, as that would be absurd. But then, perhaps, The Three Terrors are absurd.10/07/01 A performance only project, occurring at sporadic intervals throughout the year, and with little or no signs of official release, The Three Terrors is the 1930s film-loving Hollywood love child of LD Beghtol, Stephin Merritt and Dudley Klute. A child born out of the soirèes and downtown celebrations of dead-celebrity anniversaries and Continue Reading


Radiohead @ South Park, Oxford July 2001

After experiencing Homelands this year, it became apparent that the number of dance bands that did not wither under the challenge of performing in front of thousands of revellers could be counted on one hand. Adding unfortunate credence to the rock clichés about live dance music there was something very wrong with the limp live performances on display at the festival. It was hard to pinpoint exactly why, but there was never a bigger gap between the emotional catharsis bought Continue Reading